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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-30-04, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,

I can't release timing chain.
tried with 3mm alen key with a tube
but no luck.
is there any other way to do it.
if I take out retainer, can I do it?
how much is Ford special tool?

Please helpppppp

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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

just use a punch and hammer and tapp it anti clock wise and the whole thing will unscrew, be carefull its spring loaded

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just use a punch and hammer and tapp it anti clock wise and the whole thing will unscrew, be carefull its spring loaded
Did you mean taking out retainer?
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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

yeah, if it wont release ( very weird, are you pushing in while turning it? ) just remove the whole retainer, just dont lose any bits lol

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yeah, if it wont release ( very weird, are you pushing in while turning it? ) just remove the whole retainer, just dont lose any bits lol
How far should I push it. how big would be the tube.

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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

i found it easier to use a normal allen key and a small screw driver. It pushes in about 5 or 6 mm then turn anti-clockwise, if you just turn it, it will not budge

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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

I have a cam tensioner on my desk right here.Believe me you do need some considerable pressure to release it.But you dont have to.Just unbolt the whole assembly and pull it out
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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

If you push it in more than a couple of mm it won't release,
just turn it anti-clockwise with a normal allen key, they take a bit of pressure but they do release.
I've only done about 150,000 of them this way in the factory

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Re: Can't release timing chain EF

it is possible, also, to remove the whole lot but as six_in_a_row says, just be a bit carefull.
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it is possible, also, to remove the whole lot but as six_in_a_row says, just be a bit carefull.
Thanks guys,
Manual say turn clockwise.
I'll give it a try today and let you know.
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